Please make sure that you complete a check-out envelope at your res hall Front Desk to turn in your room keys.
If you left campus without turning in your keys, please mail them to the address below. Please include your name & room number inside the envelope
Residential Life & Housing
NY, NY 10027
Effective Monday, March 16, with the exception of move-out assistance, students are not permitted to have any visitors (short-term daytime or overnight) in the residence halls.
There is no program for donation of unwanted items at this time. Trash and unwarranted items should be taken to the trash and/or recycling area in your residence hall.
- 9am Friday, December 20, 2019 (i.e. when Winter Break starts)
The res halls officially close at 5pm Friday, May 15, 2020.
- Non-graduating Students:
- Whichever is earlier
- Within 24 hours of your last scheduled exam
- No later than 5pm Friday, May 15, 2020
- Whichever is earlier
- Graduating Seniors
- 12noon Thursday, May 21, 2020
After moving out of their room, student must complete a Check-Out Envelope at their residence hall front desk. Students must enclose their room key(s) and the building sticker from their Student ID.
Students who do not return their keys and/or complete a check-out envelope will be charged a $100 improper check fine. Missing keys will result in a $100 per key lock change fee.
Any student who fails to complete their check-out by their deadline will be subject to escalating fines (starting at $100) and possible disciplinary action.
End of Fall Semester
- No extensions are available, as the residence halls will be closing for Winter Break.
End of Spring Semester
- Plan with your roommates/suitemates who will clean what and when! Any cleaning and/or damage fines that are not easily attributable to one student will be split between all members of a room and/or suite.
- Start packing in advance! Don’t forget to check all your drawers, closets, etc.
- Clean your room! Any trash or items left behind will result in fines.
- Take all garbage & recycling to their usual locations. Trash bags will be available at your Res Hall Front Desk. Do not leave your belongings sitting around in trash bags; otherwise Facilities might think they’re garbage and dispose of them!
- Don’t wait until the last minute to check out! Elevators, carts, & street parking will be limited.
- Complete a Check-Out Envelope at your Res Hall Front Desk (turning in your room keys and Building ID sticker).
- Failure to submit a Check-Out Envelope by the deadline will result in a $100 Improper Check-Out Fee (fees may increase the later a student checks out). Missing keys will also result in a $100 per key lock change fee.
Students are responsible for returning their room to the same condition it was in when they moved in (including cleaning their room and/or moving furniture back to original positions). Residential Life & Housing staff will inspect rooms after check-out.
Students will be assessed charges for any cleaning and/or repair of damages required. Any cleaning or damage charges that cannot be attributable to one roommate and/or suitemate will be shared among all roommates and/or suitemates.
Students who are assessed cleaning and/or damage charges will be contacted via their Barnard email during the summer to provide them with the amount & description. Students will have a deadline, communicated in the email, by which they may submit any appeals. Students are responsible for checking their Barnard email and/or forwarding their mail to an account that they do check over the summer.
Please do not leave any cars double parked without someone in it. Unattended and/or double parked cars block others from accessing the buildings and may be ticketed or towed by NYPD.
A limited number of carts will be available for check-out from the front desk of each residence hall. A photo ID is required to borrow a cart for one hour.
There is no storage space available on campus, but many vendors offers fee-based storage services to Barnard students. Students are responsible for negotiating rates, dates and details with their selected vendor.
For information about forwarding the mail from your Altschul box over the summer, visit Mail Services.
If you are going to be living on campus (or in the city) for the summer and wish to keep your mailbox open over the summer, you must fill out a "Keep Mailbox Open" form at the Mail Services Window in Altschul.
There is no donation program for Spring 2020 move-out.
Every year during move out, Barnard students donate unwanted items (clothing, kitchen supplies, nonperishable foods, etc) at locations in each residence hall to be sorted by student volunteers and donated to local charities. Students are welcome to take any items that have been donated, but are asked to put the items back in order after looking through donations.
This year, Give and Go Green will donate items to Project Grad Bag, as well as reserving a small portion of donations for a Green Sale during next September's NSOP.
Note for Seniors & students with extensions or May Interim housing: donations CANNOT be accepted after 12noon Thursday, May 23, 2019. If you have any items you wish to donate, you must do so before that date/time.
Remember that these things are going to people who need them. THIS IS NOT TRASH!
You can recycle your plastic bags at any grocery store that gives out plastic bags (Fairway and Wholefoods can usually take a large quantity).
If you rented a refrigerator from Collegiate Storage and Rentals, please make sure you are in contact with them (718-267-6484) regarding its return. They will be on campus by the Main Gates to pick up your refrigerator on TBA.
To extend rental for one or both summer sessions, please call 718-267-6484 at least 72 hours prior to return or email Info@collegiatestorageandrental.com.
Please note that refrigerators must be returned defrosted (unplug the refrigerator, open the door for at least 24 hours, and let the refrigerator defrost naturally). Under no circumstances should you chip away at ice in the fridge as the walls of the fridge are hollow and puncture easily (and will result in a fine).
Please note the Residential Life & Housing can not give Collegiate Storage and Rentals or any other vendors access into your room. If you will not be present when they arrive to pick up rentals, you must make arrangements for a friend to have your refrigerator and turn it in.
If you signed up for cable with Spectrum Cable, you must contact them to cancel your cable TV service and to return your cable box. Residential Life & Housing cannot return your cable box for you.
Please note that last-minute requests for Summer Housing will not be accepted and would not result in permission for check-out extensions.